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Accountability and Transparency

CBP is committed to being a leader in law enforcement accountability and transparency by providing multiple ways to report incidents as well as timely, accurate and appropriate information regarding CBP-related deaths, use of force incidents and other critical incidents resulting in serious injuries.   The Accountability and Transparency page provides the public with statements, policies, reports and other important information concerning critical incidents and related Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) reviews and investigations.

Statements released from previous administrations are available in the Archive.


  • Man drowns in river near Los Ebanos, Texas
    | Speeches and Statements

    On August 2, 2022, at approximately 5:53 a.m., Border Patrol Agents received a report of multiple groups of suspected undocumented migrants in an area known as Avocado Landing, located east of El Faro Road near Los Ebanos, Texas. Three agents responded to the area and conducted a foot search around 5:57 a.m.

  • Man dies after falling from the International Border Barrier near San Ysidro, Calif.
    | Speeches and Statements

    On August 3, 2022, at approximately 3:29 p.m., a remote video surveillance system operator spotted a group of migrants crossing the primary International Border Barrier near the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry.

  • Man Dies in Traffic Accident After Evading Sheriff, U.S. Border Patrol
    | Speeches and Statements

    Man Dies in Traffic Accident After Evading Sheriff, U.S. Border Patrol

  • Two die in vehicle accident transporting undocumented migrants in New Mexico
    | Speeches and Statements

    On July 27, 2022, at approximately 4:05 a.m., a Border Patrol agent driving an unmarked U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was conducting roving patrol duties on New Mexico Highway 9 and observed a Tahoe driving westbound near mile marker 144. The agent observed the vehicle drive past his location heading eastbound on HW 9 and the vehicle appeared to be carrying more weight than when he initially observed it. The agent proceeded to follow the vehicle and noticed that it was driving slower than the normal rate of speed for the highway.

Last Modified: August 1, 2022